Jeremiah Ellis

1691–1771 (Age 80)
Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Ellis was born in 1691, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, John Ellis, was 54 and his mother, Joanna Clark, was 22. He married Judith Ayers in 1715, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1771, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Ellis
1691–1771
Judith Ayers
1696–1734
Marriage: 1715
William Ellis
1715–
Jeremiah Ellis
1722–1771
Judith Ellis
1717–1782
Tabitha Ellis
1721–1813
Gideon Ellis
1724–1793
Sarah Ellis
1726–
Ayres Ellis
1730–1785

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1715
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Ellis

    Male1637–1677Male

    Joanna Clark

    Female1669–1704Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (2)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 32

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 72

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Land

We Heirs Ellis, Gideon Ellis, William Ellis Robert Austin And Judith Austin His Wife, Thomas Wait and Tabitha Wait his wife, all of West Greenwich Quit Claim to Cousin Jeremiah Ellis Of West Greenwich …

Sources (3)

  • Jeremiah Ellis in entry for Sarah Ellis, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Jeremiah Ellis in entry for Thomas Jr Wailight and Tabitha Ellis, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Last Will & Testament of Jeremiah Ellis of West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, 29 May 1769, probated 27 July 1771; West Greenwich (R.I.) probate records 1743-1915

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